jonk

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch jong.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jonk ‎(attributive jong, comparative jonger, superlative jongste)

  1. young
  2. recent

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • jong (more recent variant, now widespread)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German jung.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jonk ‎(masculine jonge, feminine jong, comparative jönger or jenger, superlative et jöngste or jengste)

  1. (many dialects) young
    Hä hät noch en jong Dochter un e jonk Enkelche.
    He has a still young daughter and a young grandchild.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁en-. The -k belongs to the uninflected stem (through final devoicing when -ng- was still a consonant cluster). Though adjectives have usually generalized the inflected stem (cf. laang, not *laank), -k has sometimes been generalized after short vowels.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jonk ‎(masculine jonken, neuter jonkt, comparative méi jonk, superlative am jéngsten or am jénksten)

  1. young
    Ech frot e jonke Mann, dee mer de Wee gewisen huet.
    I asked a young man who gave me directions.

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